Commonwealth Bank Series, 9th Match: Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Feb 22, 2008
Australia won by 24 runs (D/L method)
22 February 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Gilchrist b Vaas 6 18 11 0 0 54.54
4.3 Gilchrist advances down the track to meet one which pitched on middle and went on to hit leg as his vain would-be aerial swish towards midwicket got nowhere near the ball 12/1
View dismissal ML Hayden c Silva b Maharoof 23 64 53 3 0 43.39
15.1 slower ball deceives Hayden, pushed across him and the batsman was looking to work the ball to leg from outside off, instead popping up to cover where Silva takes a good catch, leaving the ground to take it over his head 39/2
View dismissal RT Ponting* run out (Maharoof/†Sangakkara) 11 58 34 0 0 32.35
17.6 from Maharoof, great fielding there, a mix-up between the batsmen as Ponting pushes forward and wants the single. Maharoof dives out to his right to stop the ball and as it dribbles away from him he recovers and flings hard to Sangakkara who does the honours 44/3
View dismissal MJ Clarke c & b Muralitharan 50 118 69 4 0 72.46
42.1 low full toss and Clarke's eyes light up as he drives hard at Murali whose upturned hands pushed it up and then he collects at the second time 144/5
View dismissal A Symonds c †Sangakkara b Maharoof 4 15 6 0 0 66.66
21.1 a huge call from Sangakkara as he believes Symonds inside-edged just a feather through to him and indeed he has, his feet trapped in the crease as he fended away from his body to the ball which came outside off on a good length 54/4
MEK Hussey not out 64 129 98 1 0 65.30
View dismissal JR Hopes st †Sangakkara b Muralitharan 11 20 16 0 0 68.75
46.3 on off, pushed a quicker ball past him, Hopes was bamboozled going for the sweep and then wandered out of his crease, possibly looking for the bye, meanwhile Sangakkara almost apologetically, though he gives no inch, took the bails off 166/6
View dismissal GB Hogg c Dilshan b Malinga 4 6 4 0 0 100.00
47.5 outside off, and that's the catch of the day, cut hard to point and it was travelling low, Dilshan snaps it up sharply around his ankles on the kneel 173/7
MG Johnson not out 6 11 9 0 0 66.66
Extras (b 2, w 3) 5
  Total (7 wickets; 50 overs) 184 (3.68 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket WPUJC Vaas 10 1 34 1 3.40 40 3 0
4.3 to Gilchrist, Gilchrist advances down the track to meet one which pitched on middle and went on to hit leg as his vain would-be aerial swish towards midwicket got nowhere near the ball 12/1
View wicket SL Malinga 10 1 44 1 4.40 35 3 0
47.5 to Hogg, outside off, and that's the catch of the day, cut hard to point and it was travelling low, Dilshan snaps it up sharply around his ankles on the kneel 173/7
View wickets MF Maharoof 10 1 20 2 2.00 46 0 0 (1w)
15.1 to Hayden, slower ball deceives Hayden, pushed across him and the batsman was looking to work the ball to leg from outside off, instead popping up to cover where Silva takes a good catch, leaving the ground to take it over his head 39/2
21.1 to Symonds, a huge call from Sangakkara as he believes Symonds inside-edged just a feather through to him and indeed he has, his feet trapped in the crease as he fended away from his body to the ball which came outside off on a good length 54/4
View wickets M Muralitharan 10 0 37 2 3.70 28 0 0
42.1 to Clarke, low full toss and Clarke's eyes light up as he drives hard at Murali whose upturned hands pushed it up and then he collects at the second time 144/5
46.3 to Hopes, on off, pushed a quicker ball past him, Hopes was bamboozled going for the sweep and then wandered out of his crease, possibly looking for the bye, meanwhile Sangakkara almost apologetically, though he gives no inch, took the bails off 166/6
  MKDI Amerasinghe 10 0 47 0 4.70 28 2 0 (2w)
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 102 runs from 29.3 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MDK Perera lbw b Clark 1 15 11 0 0 9.09
3.1 and he gets another, pitching on the stumps and trapping Perera, not getting far forward as he goes for a flick, in front of about leg stump ... Rudy Koertzen slowly raises the finger to cue cheers from the partisan crowd ... height is a factor on that one ... lets just wait for a replay ... yes, he was hit pretty high but there doesn't seem to be any bat on it ... the ball was traveling down leg stump and was high ... a tough call against Perera 3/2
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya c Ponting b Clark 0 5 1 0 0 0.00
1.1 edged and taken! Thats a great start for Clark, getting Jayasuriya flashing at a full one and the thick edge is snapped up by Ponting at second slip 0/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Symonds b Hopes 22 103 59 0 0 37.28
24.5 Sangakkara's gone this time with an attempted pull shot which skews high and actually over to the covers where Symonds takes a relatively straightforward catch over his shoulder 64/4
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c †Gilchrist b Bracken 27 57 45 3 0 60.00
16.2 pushed across him at a tightish line and a nagging, awkward spit up to Jayawardene who tries to cut but it climbs on him too quickly and he flashes a top edge through to Gilchrist who takes it and throws the ball in the air in celebration 42/3
LPC Silva not out 16 54 47 0 0 34.04
TM Dilshan not out 9 18 14 0 0 64.28
Extras (lb 1, w 1) 2
  Total (4 wickets; 29.3 overs) 77 (2.61 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket NW Bracken 6 1 13 1 2.16 26 0 0
16.2 to Jayawardene, pushed across him at a tightish line and a nagging, awkward spit up to Jayawardene who tries to cut but it climbs on him too quickly and he flashes a top edge through to Gilchrist who takes it and throws the ball in the air in celebration 42/3
View wickets SR Clark 5 1 8 2 1.60 24 0 0
1.1 to Jayasuriya, edged and taken! Thats a great start for Clark, getting Jayasuriya flashing at a full one and the thick edge is snapped up by Ponting at second slip 0/1
3.1 to Perera, and he gets another, pitching on the stumps and trapping Perera, not getting far forward as he goes for a flick, in front of about leg stump ... Rudy Koertzen slowly raises the finger to cue cheers from the partisan crowd ... height is a factor on that one ... lets just wait for a replay ... yes, he was hit pretty high but there doesn't seem to be any bat on it ... the ball was traveling down leg stump and was high ... a tough call against Perera 3/2
  MG Johnson 7 1 17 0 2.42 32 1 0 (1w)
View wicket JR Hopes 7 2 23 1 3.28 28 2 0
24.5 to Sangakkara, Sangakkara's gone this time with an attempted pull shot which skews high and actually over to the covers where Symonds takes a relatively straightforward catch over his shoulder 64/4
  GB Hogg 4.3 1 15 0 3.33 15 0 0

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to field
Points - Australia 5, Sri Lanka 0
Player of the match - MEK Hussey (Australia)
Umpires - RE Koertzen (South Africa) and SJA Taufel
TV umpire - RL Parry
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - GC Joshua

Match Notes


    • Australia innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Australia: 50 runs in 19.5 overs (120 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: Australia - 95/4 in 33.0 overs (MJ Clarke 22, MEK Hussey 27)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 33.4 overs (204 balls), Extras 2
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 91 balls (MJ Clarke 21, MEK Hussey 28, Ex 1)
    • MJ Clarke: 50 off 68 balls (4 x 4)
    • MEK Hussey: 50 off 82 balls (1 x 4)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 43.2 overs (263 balls), Extras 3
    • Innings Break: Australia - 184/7 in 50.0 overs (MEK Hussey 64, MG Johnson 6)
    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 41/2 in 16.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 13, DPMD Jayawardene 27)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 21.4 overs (131 balls), Extras 2
    • Rain: Sri Lanka - 77/4 in 29.3 overs (LPC Silva 16, TM Dilshan 9)
    • Match Scorers: Venkat Raghav and Binoy George
 
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